My last post was a sneak peak showing the picture gallery wall I put up recently. I still love love the gallery feel and how it takes up most of the wall. I'm already looking at updating some of the photos especially because little E is not on the wall yet. I thought I'd share with you my process in how it all came together. I'll warn you now, I was quite particular so I did use a measuring tape and level but I think it was worth it. A gallery wall doesn't have to be so symmetrical or straight so make it your own and adjust it according to your space and taste. Just remember that keeping the frames the same colour helps with continuity and is a little easier to put together. Different coloured frames can work but it takes a little more finesse to get the balance just right.
- measuring tape
- painters' tape
- picture hanging nails and/or hooks
- an extra set of hands (for larger or heavier frames)
My middle was the space between two pictures.
The next picture shows the order in which I put the pictures up. I found that it worked well to put up the pictures around the outside of the gallery first and then work on the inside pictures. I adjusted my layout as I went so I had to make the spaces between the inner frames a little smaller or larger than the original 2 inches.
It may seem like a lot of work to measure and level everything but I think the final result is really worth it. I looked at using other methods for marking where the frames were to go but they were going to take just as much time so I thought I'd do things this way because I was comfortable with it. Here are a couple of other ways to put up a gallery wall. Click on the links to take you to the "how to."
Have fun creating your own wall of memories and special pictures!